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#131712 - 02/13/04 08:07 AM Skype
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Have you seen Skype?

I know internet phones have been round for years, but unlike the one I tested a few years ago, this works well.

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#131713 - 02/18/04 03:40 AM Re: Skype
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Never seen this one before. The biggest drawback with many of these services is that the distant user needs to have the same service, so it's fine for setting up a specific point-to-point link, but rather restricting otherwise.

The services providing a direct Internet link to a real phone line seem to be getting quite popular. I've heard some good reports about the Vonage system.


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